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Springshare Establishes a Public Library Division
by Brandi Scardilli
In August 2023, library software company Springshare acquired Patron Point. In the press release announcing the transaction, Springshare promised to "invest significant resources to enhance the Patron Point platform and expand the Patron Point staff to help the company continue excelling and impressing their customers." Not quite 6 months later, Springshare is delivering on that goal by creating a dedicated group, the Public Library Division.

Weekly News Digests
Gale Unveils New Archive on Three Centuries of Social Movements and Counterculture
Gale, part of Cengage Group, introduced the digital archive Power to the People: Counterculture, Social Movements, and the Alternative Press, Nineteenth to Twenty-First Century.
The EveryLibrary Institute and Book Riot Publish Data on Libraries and Censorship
The EveryLibrary Institute and Book Riot issued their final report from the parent survey series they conducted in 2023.
MIT Technology Review Shares Its Top Tech for 2024
MIT Technology Review rounded up "10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024."
The Scholarly Kitchen Blog Explores Racial Battle Fatigue
Maribel Gomez, a graduate student at George Washington University, writes a guest post—"Mental Health Awareness: What Is Racial Battle Fatigue?"—for The Scholarly Kitchen blog.
Updates for European Union-Based Meta Users From The Verge
Jon Porter writes "Meta Will Let EU Users Unlink Their Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger Info Ahead of DMA" for The Verge.

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Rounding Up the Latest Pew Research Center Data
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers recent surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world." This article features some of the latest reports and other analyses from the last few months of 2023.

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